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Arunachal win 3 medals in National Karate Championship

ITANAGAR, Aug 19: Arunachal bagged a gold and two bronze medals in the 25th Senior All India Karate-Do Federation (AIKF) National Championship which concluded at Talkatora Indoor Stadium, New Delhi yesterday.

While Tam Tapak struck the yellow metal in 67 Kg category Debia Yakap and Charu Aroti won a bronze medal each in 68 Kg category to qualify for the 35th National Games to be held at Bangalore, according to Arunachal Karate-Do- Association (AKA) president Likha Tara.

Besides Tapak, Yakap and Aroti three more players from the state have also qualified for the national games.

Tapak is presently serving in ITBP and Yakap in Tax and Excise Department as Assistant Tex & Excise Inspector. Charu Aroti is serving in Power Department (Elect) as UDC.

Sensei SD Sharma and Sensei Tai Hipik led the state team as coaches.

It is worth mentioning here that the state government honoured both Yakap and Coach Sharma with Gold and Silver medals respectively in the 66th Independence Day Celebration here in recognition of their outstanding performance and contribution towards development of the sports in Arunachal Pradesh.



10 missing, 1 killed and two injured in road mishap

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Aug 19:  In a tragic road accident, at least ten persons reportedly went missing, 1 killed and two persons injured when a Tawang- Tezpur bound Tata Sumo plunged into Kameng River near Sulu Hotel at Upper Bhalukpong  in West Kameng district early this morning.

The body was identified as that of Anwar Hussain, 31 of Dekajuli in Assam and injured persons were Lutpur Rehman (44) and Abdul Hussain (28) both from Assam. Police sources informed that the accident occurred around 5.30 am in the morning when ill-fated Tata Sumo bearing registration number AS12E-1666 was coming from Tawang in Assam veered off the road and plunged into Kameng River.

Bhalukpong police station officer in charge M. Riba informed this daily over the phone that the Tata Sumo is still under water in the River and all the missing persons are still traceless. Riba further added that search operation was hampered due to turbulence of river; however he said that the police are taking help from army and national disaster response force (NDRF).

Meanwhile, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has shared his deep sense of grief over the reported death of 11 people in a tragic road accident near Bhalukpong in West Kameng District today, according to a release from CM’s media cell.

While ordering the district administration and police to immediately launch rescue operation, CM spoke to Army, seeking their help in rescue operation.

Reportedly, out of 13 passengers (all non tribals), who were coming from Tawang to Tezpur in a passenger daily Tata Sumo service, only two passengers managed to escape the fatal accident by sustaining grievous injuries. They have been evacuated to Tezpur for further treatment,  the release added.



Dengue detected in East Siang, preventive measures on

PASIGHAT, Aug 19: A drastic raise in the numbers of fever cases in and around Pasighat township prompted the General Hospital Administration, Pasighat under the Jt. DHS (T & R) to collect blood samples and send to ICMR Dibrugarh for diagnosis. Out of 118 blood samples, 4 cases have been confirmed as Dengue.

It has also been informed that out of the total blood samples for diagnosis, 40 cases has been diagnosis as Scrub Typhus.

SC Debnath ADC and Dr. M Perme flagged-off ‘Fogging’ in and around Pasighat township yesterday. They advised the public to keep their doors and windows open and covered all edible items during fogging. They also asked the drivers to stop their vehicles whenever they cross the Fogging vehicle.

The medical administration while advising the people to immediately report to nearest hospital for any kind of fever case called upon them to cooperate with the authority and initiate step at local level to contain the mosquito and Rat populations. The further advised the people to allow spraying of DDT inside rooms of houses and also encourages them to use mosquito nets, repellents, full sleeves cloths.

Meanwhile, a team of Entomologists from Directorate of Health Services, Naharlagun have started working to trace the causes and the department of health is working selflessly to contain the Dengue fever. DIPRO



Exodus of North Easterners from B'lore, Chennai abates

Bangalore/Chennai, Aug 19: The exodus of fear-stricken North Easterners in the wake of rumours of retaliatory attacks on them after the Assam violence abated today in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

 In Bangalore, police beefed up security, deploying 17,000 personnel as government put its security machinery in top gear to instill a sense of confidence among North Easterners.

Three companies each of CRPF and RAF, 25 KSRP (Karnataka State Reserve Police) platoons and 35 City Armed Reserve platoons, 1,500 trainee policemen and 500 Home Guards are also being deployed here, Police Commissioner Jyothi Prakash Mirji told reporters.

Pickets would be posted and round the clock patrolling done to maintain law and order, he said, adding peace committee meetings have been held with various communities, with security measures being taken in view of Eid also.

Home Minister R Asoka who a met a three-member Nagaland delegation, comprising two ministers and its IGP, told them the exodus had stopped after government assured them safety.

"Everything is calm. There is no need to panic. I have told Police Commissioner to work 24 hours on Aug 20. I myself will work 24 hours and patrol in the night to build confidence among all communities that Bangalore is safe," he told reporters after meeting the delegation.

"We have arrested 16 persons in the city during the last three days for intimidating or sending disturbing SMSs to the North East population. The situation is under control," he said. In Chennai, the exit of North Easterners from the city dwindled today with only a few hundred seen in the central railway station. Railway sources said three compartments were added to a train to the North East this morning to accommodate those who arrived from Bangalore.

Police said the number of those leaving, which was around 2000 every day, had dropped to less than 1,000 today.

North Eastern people, who left Chennai for their home towns, are mostly from Tiruppur and Namakkal in Tamil Nadu.


Arunachal good-will team in South India

ITANAGAR, Aug 19: A goodwill team from Arunachal Pradesh headed by MP Takam Sanjoy reached Hyderabad today for coordinating with state government concerned for pressing for security and protection of NE students studying in various South Indian cities, according to a release from Hyderabad by KN Damon, deputy resident commissioner, Delhi.

A group of Arunachalee students pursuing higher and technical education in Hyderabad met the state goodwill team and told that they are safe in Hyderabad and there was no effect of the remours of impending attacks. Representatives of other NE states also met the team and expressed gratitude to the Arunachal Pradesh government for sending the Good Will Team. The students assured the team to maintain cordial relations with the locals and fellow citizens besides maintaining their regular study with sincerity, the release informed.

The team urged the respective NE State Govt and parents to send their children back,  who were recently selected  for various technical and non technical streams, without any further delay as peace and communal harmony is prevailing there inspite of the remours, the release claimed.

A Peace Mission Team comprising representatives of other NE states constituted by Sanjoy was also proceeding to Mysore and Hoobli tonight with peace message.

Earlier, the Good Will Team was accorded a warm reception on their arrival at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad by Arshad Khan, a local Muslim leader and his team.




Govt extends financial assistance to upcoming tennis player


PASIGHAT, Aug 19: The State Government has granted financial assistance to up-coming tennis player Mingkhi Talom to pursue his goal in tennis.

“Chief Minister has recently granted Rs 2 lakhs based on recommendation of the Director of Sports and Youth Affairs to the budding tennis player,” informed general secretary of ‘Talom Brothers’ of Pasighat Tarin Talom.

The young player was selected to train in Wholeistic Tennis Academy at New York early this year, but his trip to USA was reportedly delayed mainly due to passport and financial problems.

Father of Mingkhi Dr. Tarik Talom had applied to the Director of Sports and Youth Affairs, the Director of School Education and the Secretary, Governor of Arunachal Pradesh for financial assistance to his son. The ‘Talom Brother’s Union’ of Pasighat had also appealed to the state government, Adi Bane Kebang, Adi Students’ Union and other local organizations to encourage and extend financial support to the budding player in this hour of need.

The Talom Brothers and Kepang Welfare Society have expressed gratitude to Chief Minister Nabam Tuki for providing financial assistance. They also admire role of Pasighat West MLA Tangor Tapak and AdiSU leaders in perusing the matter with the government. Mingkhi was in media limelight in recent days due to his outstanding performance in a series of AITA Tennis tournaments. He completed a hattrick of titles in AITA Tennis championship held in Guwahati a couple of months back.




Towards Ecological Nationalism


Nyalleescopy By Nyali Ete


I’ve always wondered, “What is India?” It’s not that I didn’t know about it in the normal way the rest of us perceive it, understand it and accept it. Certainly, I knew about it; without doubt, I know about it, and there’s no doubt, not even a trace of ambiguity in my commitment to the general-held view of the foundation of India. Yes, I’m a true Indian in all sense. However, my inquisitive mind remained curious all the more immensely with my maturity or, say it appropriately, with increasing awareness of the world around me. Various thoughts kept drifting through my imaginations for years; in fact, through many-many years. I eagerly tried to find satisfactory answers, at least one pretty convincing, which may perhaps quench thirst of my ever-inquisitive mind.

Naturally, I’ve been customarily gathering views, comments from people around me, mostly my friends and colleagues. Expectedly, I got the similar replies. “India is a sovereign state. We are wonderful groups of people, who value and respect freedom, rights and liberties of individuals and ideals of democracy”, Dr. Saket Badola passionately said.  Mr. Vasantha enriched it further with his words, “India is a land of myriads of people with hundreds & thousands of cultures, customs, etc. It is one country which gives tremendous respect and regards to women; in fact, women are worshipped here. India is a land where human values are hugely respected, and all sorts of differences are tolerated as much as possible”.

Our country, India is blessed with huge diversities of people. Very fine! Through the ages, waves of races arrived and poured into the vast ocean of humankind called India. Surely, India means many things to many people– in fact, endless! But, consistently, people talk India in terms of people alone. I guess we’ve over-emphasized on people alone. India is certainly a political entity, meaning thereby people; but I want to add another quintessential, yet often neglected aspect of our India: Ecological Entity of India!  As Mr. Advaniji proposes ‘Cultural Nationalism’, whether right or wrong, I don’t know, for India’s unity & integrity, new Identity & Nationalism, I believe it’s a little short of wholesome India. Taking a step further, I propose ‘Ecological Nationalism’. It is a sense of belongingness to a place, wherever it is, of course within the territorial limits of India, and taking upon oneself the efforts and responsibility of conservation of varied ecosystems there as a part of  eminent as well as imminent Service to the nation. Yes, it should be cultivated as an inevitable part of the spirit of ’patriotism’, a call for new-found ’nationalism’ for the new, emerging, super-power India in the 21st century world.

We’ve depleted our natural resources enormously in our mad-dash rush towards modernization goaded by consumerism. As a result, our precious resources are confined to a very few pockets. Ironically, these resource-rich areas are also the centres of poverty. So, Rich and Powerful also need to realize that their lavish and extravagant consumption pattern is putting a huge premium on our national natural resources. In the interest of the nation, therefore, they also should shun certain life-styles and contribute enough for the conservation of ecosystems and uplift of the poor and downtrodden for the future of our country. Thus, it’s time now to re-orient our perspective about Indian Nationalism for Future Better India.



Security surveillance along state border demanded


RUKSIN, Aug 19: Frequent incidents of robbery, dacoity, murder, theft and other criminal activities during the night hours at Ruksin area along the Assam-Arunachal border have become order of the day causing grave concern to the residents.

Though there are  police station near Ruksin gate and an Army camp and APPBn Beat Post within 10 km range, these illegal and offensive activities are going on unabated in the area.

Various sections of people including the senior citizens and PR leaders of the area have expressed serious concern over the growing criminal activities, rampant use of hooch and narcotics by some section of people.

People allege that the criminals, taking advantage of security loophole, are easily committing such heinous crimes and other illegal activities.

“It is very unfortunate that police administration has no control over the anti-social elements. Lack of police patrolling during night times is indirectly encouraging free movement of the hardcore criminals and anti-social elements to commit crimes”, they decried.

Leading citizens including Gaon Buras and panchayat members of 15 villages, who have assembled in a meeting recently to discuss the prevailing situation,  resolved to move the authority to strengthen security surveillance along the boundary areas. They also demanded permanent APPBn beat post with adequate personnel.

Expressing dissatisfaction over the ongoing investigation process of Samuel Koyu murder case, the ‘Lower Legong-Ramle Bango Bolder Welfare Association’, Ramle Banggo Welfare Society, Koyu Youth Welfare Society have set the authority a deadline of 15 days to nab the culprits involved in the barbaric killing.



Workers need proper health care

ITANAGAR, Aug 19:  Pitching for the proper health care of the workers, Arunachal Pradesh Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board (APBOCWWB) Chairman Jalley Sonam said that workers need  to take care of health  and regular health check up since many of them having no proper diet and protein.

He was addressing at the mega health camp conducted by APBOCWWB at Kimi 40 kilometer off Bhalukpong in West Kameng on Friday with an objective to give proper health attention to workers and also to create awareness on dreaded disease like HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis.

Appealing the workers to register themselves in board to avail the benefits including health facilities, Sonam further informed that the board would conduct medical health camp time to time particularly in major projects areas.

Thousands patients were benefited during the health camp, which was attended by two doctors from NEEPCO and a lady doctor from general hospital Bomdila.  The Chairman further gave away the death benefits to registered workers, namely, Kumari Sonar of Power Department and Mini Maya of DC office Bomdila.

Seven registered workers were also got medical benefits from the Board. Sonam along with Secretary of the Board Ojing Darung distributed the free exercise books to children of registered workers. Chairman further appealed the power developers in the district to give priority to local people while maintaining 80:20 job quota. The health camp was also actively participated by All Arunachal Pradesh Workers Union West Kameng unit and Kassar Valley Organization an NGO of the district.



Siddiqui felicitated on World Photography Day


JAIRAMPUR, Aug 19: Renowned shutterbug Arif Siddiqui was felicitated by Agriculture and Horticulture Minister Setong Sena in a glittering ceremony here this evening. The felicitation programme was organised by local people in recognition of his selfless and dedicated service in this landlocked region.

Expressing his gratitude on behalf of the local people, Sena recounted the sincere efforts of Siddiqui in bringing Changlang and Tirap districts especially Jairampur, Nampong, Rima-Putok and Manmao circle in the good book of global backpackers.

Despite being tainted by insurgency, Changlang district greeted more tourists than ever before due to the photographic efforts of Siddiqui, Sena said adding on several occasion he made us proud.

APPSC Member BK Chena  also acknowledged the efforts of Siddiqui in recognizing the tourism potential of this region through his photographs.

Siddiqui who was handed over a D800 (DSLR Nikon Camera ) and accessories worth Rs 2 lacs by Sena, expressed his gratitude to the the local people.

On the sideline of the event an emotional Siddiqui said, “Even my work can’t repay for all the affection showered upon me by the local people, I’m just speechless”. He added Setong Sena has been great source of inspiration behind my endeavour.

Nothing can be auspicious for this photographer to get such emotional support loaded with gift on the occasion of World Photography Day, said Arif Siddiqui.

Since last one decade, Siddiqui who is Junior Engineer by profession has been instrumental in bringing the state in the world tourism map. In regional level his tireless and innovative efforts has witnessed unfolding of tourism events like Pangsau Pass Winter Festival, Pangsau Pass Car Expedition and Butterfly India Meet that open the gates of opportunity for the unemployed folks.

Moreover, photographs clicked by Siddiqui with Arunachal Pradesh as theme has won countless awards globally and also found space in  many reputed national and international journals.



KKR lift Independence Cup Football 2012

MIAO, Aug 19: Kharsang Knight Riders (KKR) lifted the Independence Cup Football Tournament thrashing lowly Choepheling Tibetan Settlement team  9-0 in the final at General Ground Miao on August 15.

Geology and Mining, Food & Civil Supplies etc. Minister Kamlung Mossang, IYC secretary Indrani Mishra, Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress president Tadar Niglar and ADC Miao T Mara enjoyed the final match.

Speaking on the occasion, Niglar encouraged the 50-Miao Assembly Youth Congress to continue its good work for the youth in particular and the society as whole. He urged them to work for the benefit of the people and take the party to new heights by contributing through social work.

PYC General Secretaries Nabam Nakam, Emumi Mega, Pinna Kitnal Muklom and Secretary Marpin Basar were also present on the occasion.

The tournament was organized by 50-Miao Assembly Youth Congress from August 2.

GeoEnpro Petroleum Ltd Kharsang sponsored the tournament while State Bank of India Miao branch sponsored the winners and runners’ up trophy.


News Impact

Cash reward stands

ITANAGAR, Aug 19: The cash reward of Rs 2 lakh announced by the Arunachal Pradesh Police for giving information or clue leading to arrest of the assailant/s of Tongam Rina, Associate Editor of The Arunachal Times still stands. The identity of the informer/s will be kept secret.  The informer/s may contact Capital SP Hibu Tamang at tele. numbers :09436040006/09856060490.


Eid’ul Fitr greetings

ITANAGAR, Aug 19: Governor of Arunachal Pradesh General (Retd) J J Singh and Chief Minister Nabam Tuki have conveyed warm greetings to all the people of Arunachal Pradesh on the auspicious occasion of Eid’ul Fitr, which marks the culmination of the Holy month of Ramzan.

The Governor has expressed the hope that the joyous occasion will promote peace, harmony and tolerance in the society.

“May the blessed occasion foster brotherhood and strengthen the bonds of our composite society,” General Singh wished.

In his message, Tuki hoped that this Eid  would instill in communal harmony and propagate peace and tolerance in the society.


Tang Memorial football Tournament rescheduled

ITANAGAR, Aug 19: The XIth Tadar Tang Memorial State Level Football Tournament scheduled to be held from September One has been rescheduled from September 22 to October 1 at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun due to technical reason.


Sonam calls for NE people’s safety

ITANAGAR, Aug 18: Arunachal Pradesh Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board (APBOCWWB) Chairman Jalley Sonam today urged the trade unions’ leaders of various states to take safety measures for the people from North East residing in other states like Karnataka and Maharashtra.

Sonam, who is also Convenor of Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) North East states and working president of Arunachal Pradesh, wrote separate letters to various INTUC leaders of states including Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil  and INTUC national president Dr. G. Sanjeeva Reddy to ensure safety and security of northeast people working in their respective state.  Expressing grave concern over the reported continuous fleeing of north-east people from mainland India, which was triggered by rumour mongers through social networking sites and mobile phone sms, Sonam said that  feeling of insecurity by own people is fatal threat to the national integration. He also made fervent appeal to other northeast trade union leaders to put persistent pressure on trade union leaders of concern states to provide security to NE people including students.


Misinformation campaign tomalign my image: Phurpa


DIRANG,  Aug 19: ‘My name has been erroneously and unnecessarily dragged into the Balipara-Chardwar-Tawang Trans Highway Compensation issue by my political opponent to tarnish my image and settle political scores’, said Parliamentary Secretary Science and Technology and Dirang MLA Phurpa Tsering while reacting to the news item published in this daily on August 16 tittled, ‘Will Trans Arunachal Highway remain as a distant dream’.

Speaking to this correspondent here today, the local MLA clarified that the land supposed to be belonging to his wife and for which he had allegedly received approximately Rs 37 lakhs as compensation infact did not belong to him or his wife. ‘I had gifted away the said land for construction of a school way back in 2009 through a gift deed. I have valid records to prove this and I am soon going to share the same with the High Court, he explained, while adding that the question of his claiming compensation thus did not arise.

Further clearing the wrong facts on the issue, Phurpa informed that the money meant for compensation was still parked with the Additional Deputy Commissioner Dirang.  ‘The money meant for compensation of the said plot of land along with others is still to be disbursed and lying with ADC Dirang. Had I wanted compensation for the land in question, I would have claimed it a long time back.  This erroneous portrayal of fact and misinformation campaign directed against me is undertaken by my political opponent to tarnish my clean image and settle political scores. The High Court has also been fed with wrong facts and I am also in the process of knocking at the doors of justice to bring the issue to a logical end’, he explained.  


KLA appeals for relief  assistance

ITANAGAR, Aug 19: The Kameng Lawyers Association (KLA) has called on concerned authorities to provide relief assistance to one Khamo Desisow (advocate). The KLA said that the house of Desisow, information and publicity secretary of the association, was washed away by landslide triggered by torrential rainfall at Bomdila town on 7th August. Desisow, however, narrowly escaped from jaws of death and sustained grievous injury, it further informed. KLA claimed that though family members had approached department of relief and rehabilitation through DRRO for help till now there has been no help. Khamo Desisow is a practicing lawyer with additional district and session court, west session division, Bomdila.


VKV Chimpu shines  in the state level quiz competition

Itanagar, Aug 19: Vivekendra Vidyalaya Chimpu, Itanagar won the first prize in the state level quiz competition organised by APEDA under the sponsorship of Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE).

Intaya Public School, Roing and VKV Banderdewa walked away with second and third position respectively.  

Teams from thirteen schools participated in the competition organised on the eve of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi’s birth anniversary on August 20 which is observed as Renewable Energy Day.

The prizes to the winners will be distributed by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki.

Two separate rallies would also be taken out from Mithun gate and Ganga market to Banquet Hall at 7. 30 am tomorrow as part of  the Renewable Energy Day celebration.


Malaria awareness camp

ITANAGAR, Aug 19: Self Help Group (SHG) Old is Gold in collaboration with District Upper Subansiri Vector Borne Disease Control Programme organized a Malaria awareness camp at New Riba Village of Upper Subansiri on August 8.

The camp was conducted by Dr. T Taying, DMO, Dr. N Geyi, DVBDCPO and Dr. D Saikia, MO, Dumporijo CHC as resource persons.

While informing about the causes of Malaria its preventive measures, the resource persons advised the people to use bed net during night to protect themselves from mosquito bite, the major cause of malaria disease. The villagers were also advised to take Malaria drugs as per prescription of the physicians. Wrong medication may lead to serious health problems, they said.

Rapid Malaria Test (RMT) were conducted among 304 patients out of which 187 were found positive.

Medicated mosquito nets were also distributed among the villagers.  

The camp covered adjoining villages, including New Riba, Old Riba, Old Rilo, New Rilo and Jijiru.


‘Cong will always work for the Nation’

ITANAGAR, Aug 19:  Power, RD and Panchayati Raj Minister Tanga Byaling said that Congress party will always work for the welfare of the society and the nation.

Attending a meeting organized for the new comers of the party at Nacho, the minister mentioned that all the members of Congress party should always remember the ideologies of the Congress party.

Loksabha Youth Congress Western Parliament president Dikto Yekar, in a release, appealed to the new comers to keep up the spirit of national integrity and disseminate the ideology and the principle of Congress party.  He urged the youths to come forward and work for further strengthening party for making the nation stronger for better tomorrow.

During the meeting all the new members, who joined the Congress party, expressed their full support to the Congress party, claimed the release.

In another programme held at Taliha, the Youth Congress members planted more than 100 saplings.

Attending the programme, MLA Punji Mara  and Yekar explained the importance of tree plantation.


Best Citizen of India award to Ngupok

ITANAGAR: Aug 19:  Tonek Ngupok, a villager of Millang Village, Upper Siang District has been conferred for the "Best Citizens of India award 2011" by the International Publishing House New Delhi, the world’s most leading biographical specialist.

This award has been conferred to Ngupok for his tremendous contribution to the society.






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“A tiny effort to refurbish our image in the society”

Dear Editor,

Talking about cleanliness and pollution free environment in the present miserable era of my state, might sound like cheering for Olympics when my country is on war, but I still expect the wise readers to have a patient listening to my thoughts which might sound more like mere bunch of fathead ideas for many at this point of time.

Well nowadays, I have quitted blaming the group of elderly mass who keep on raising fingers at the younger generation on every move we make, because at some point of my mind I believe we have rightfully earned our status of being fruitless, futile buffoons. When the young denizens, the so called “futures” of our state, are themselves on a blind rage of corruption, hypocrisy, encouraging ethnic and communal sentiments, dancing on the hands of corrupt leaders like puppets, and now even trying to stop the truth bearers of our society, “the press” by vandalizing media houses and shooting a selfless journalist just to sustain fear!!

The present state of faithlessness on us is rightfully justified by our deeds. In the midst of this agnosticism, if a positive minded group of youth comes up with an idea of refurnishing the society with a tiny effort, he should be all set to face a severe skepticism from the society.

Even In this state of distrust, dubiousness, and reluctance, a group of likeminded youths has once again gathered the guts to reinstate the positive image of ARUNACHALI YOUTH by putting forward their initiative for contributing a bit to the society. “The green pioneers” have returned with their new cleanup event this time  bannered “GRAB A SHOVEL TO CLEAN UP I.G PARK” to clean up the lone left patch of greenery in whole of the capital complex.  “THE INDIRA GANDHI PARK, ITANAGAR”, located exotically, in the centre of the capital city, was once the green landmark that filtered the dusty Itanagar air rushing inside our lungs every day. But in this short span of few years, the once serene environment of the park has been overshadowed by a series of controversial digging and constructions all over the area. Hence the park that once resembled a golf course, today looks more like VIRENDAR SEHWAG’S bald “Helipad” (hope he has discontinued the anti hair fall tonic he was using). Even if we leave aside the litigious conjuncture, happening around the park, the greenery of the pitiful esplanade is lost in the midst of pollution; in all three forms:

noise, air and water. A place that should have been a symbol of absolute eternal stillness is today polluted by big loudspeakers blasting with “maut ka kua” promotions. A mephitic sewer flows by the heart of the park, and the deforestation and loss of greenery has severely diminished the viridity of the location. More to worsen the situation, the public events that are regularly organized in the vicinity of the park, leaving behind huge amount of degradable and non degradable dump, that are found in litters all over the park. The young brigade of green activists, which is already riding high on its spirits by successfully cleaning up all the adjoining tourists’ spots in the vicinity of capital complex, is all set to restore some lost serenity, of the mighty I.G Park.

Actively involved in sensitizing the ignorant Arunachalee public on the importance of cleanliness in the last few months, “the green pioneers” have four major successful campaigns under its belt, and have assisted and motivated a dozen other small cleanup events all around the state. Which started as a small viral event page in a social networking site “face book” couple of months ago, has been successfully motivating and encouraging likeminded youths of the state in this noble venture of a making a cleaner and greener Arunachal.

When young students and selfless citizens from all over the capital complex started with cleaning up of the Naharlagun market, on 7th of April this year, everyone thought it to be an accidental spark which would never ignite, but the fire it created and spread both virally and through cleanup events has made the difference. The most encouraging part being the mass involvement of responsible youths from all sects of communities irrespective of their differences, joining hands for the success of this noble cause, steering the events to success conducted every time.

This drive to cleanup I.G Park is scheduled on 20th of August from 7a.m onwards, to clear the post independence garbage that has been accumulating there, unattended since last couple of days. The whole team of green pioneers requests and invites each and every likeminded soul in the capital complex area to be part of the event and make it a successful one. For all those who are willing to help us in this noble deed, by means of contribution, in any form, cash or kind or most importantly by lending us a hand, may contact 9436676133, and 9774040270 for more details. The most significant hotspot of the youngsters in the capital complex in terms of dating, lazing, playing and spending leisure time, is on the verge of degradation. If the necessary clean up is not done, I.G park could be suitably renamed “independent garbage park” very soon! The time for blaming the government bodies is over, it’s the right moment, and we change our concept of treating, public property as nobody’s property. We need to show what needs to be done, not by just saying it, but by doing it.

It is rightfully said, “A journey of thousand miles starts with a single step”, likewise, our dream of making a clean and green Arunachal is still on its baby steps, and nevertheless, our hopes are sky high. Every time  the younger siblings hold hands, to make such a noble venture, we not only bring the change with every small step we take, but moreover, we give our elders a “hope”, a hope for a better tomorrow, a hope for a conscious Arunachal. And our small efforts one day will surely rejuvenate their lost trust in us. Until then let’s “BE THE CHANGE, TO SEE THE CHANGE”!


Nguli Dabi

RGU Doimukh



Strictly regulate the inner line permits, stop illegal immigration

Dear Editor,

“Prevention is better than cure” is a very common statement in our everyday life, but how many of you really felt the essence of these words. By learning about the recent murder case that took place in Yazali, we cannot believe that such a heinous crime can also occur inside our own state, which is termed as one of the peaceful States of India.

Whatever is happening in Arunachal at present is the manifestation of our own indigenous people. Everyone wants to stay lavish and keep many hired labors for their everyday household works which repeatedly increase the population and crimes in the state.

By observing the past and present incidents inside and outside Arunachal Pradesh, I, on behalf of the Arunachal Students’ Union Delhi (ASUD), appeal the people of the state to minimize hiring labors from neighboring state which is one of the factors in increasing heinous crimes and growing number of population (Immigration). Simultaneously, I appeal to the Government of Arunachal Pradesh to strictly regulate the inner line permits to stop the illegal immigration inside the state. The ASUD also mourns for the departed soul of our sister Ralo Rene, appeals the authority to give an exemplary punishment to the culprits and recompense should be equally worthy towards her life.

Let us all learn from the fiasco happened in Assam, which also got a large impact on north-eastern people residing outside their state.

Finally, it’s been one month since the shooting of the associate editor of Arunachal Times and still the culprits are absconding. I am quite surprised. Did the perpetrators vanish from earth or it is the inefficiency of our police department ? I do not want to blame the police personnel, they are doing their best, but how technically equipped they are depends on the state government.




Arunachal Students’ Union Delhi



Save Puakgumin from deluge

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily I would like to draw the attention of concern authorities towards the danger of flood we the people of Puakgumin, Aalo have been facing since long. Each year with the advent of monsoon the water level keeps on rising, washing away the land inch by inch. Many appeals have been made and IFCD Engineers, District Administration, MLA have also visited the affected area but no relief has been provided so far.

The only barrier that stood between Sipu River and Puakgumin is the few flood controls embankment constructed at the expense of the residents themselves. Therefore, it is being appealed again to the authorities to do something before all of Puakgumin gets submerged.


Mojum Sora,






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ILO report on global employment

After three years of continuous crisis conditions in global labour markets and against the prospect of a further deterioration of economic activity, there is a backlog of global unemployment of 200 million, says the ILO in its annual report titled “Global Employment Trends 2012: Preventing a deeper jobs crisis”. Moreover, the report says more than 400 million new jobs will be needed over the next decade to absorb the estimated 40 million growth of the labour force each year.

The Global Employment Trends Report also said the world faces the additional challenge of creating decent jobs for the estimated 900 million workers living with their families below the US$ 2 a day poverty line, mostly in developing countries.

The report says the recovery that started in 2009 has been short-lived and that there are still 27 million more unemployed workers than at the start of the crisis. The fact that economies are not generating enough employment is reflected in the employment-to-population ratio (the proportion of the working-age population in employment), which suffered the largest decline on record between 2007 (61.2 per cent) and 2010 (60.2 per cent).

At the same time, there are nearly 29 million fewer people in the labour force now than would be expected based on pre-crisis trends. If these discouraged workers were counted as unemployed, then global unemployment would swell from the current 197 million to 225 million, and the unemployment rate would rise from 6 per cent to 6.9 per cent.

Young people continue to be among the hardest hit by the jobs crisis. Judging by the present course, the report says, there is little hope for a substantial improvement in their near-term employment prospects.